Places covered: Katra, Srinagar, Gulmarg
Duration: 4Nights/ 5Days
Category: Pilgrimage Tour Package
Arrive Srinagar and then drive to Katra – a small town in the state of Jammu and Kashmir which is situated at the foothills of the Trikuta Mountains. This town serves as the gateway to the famous Vaishno Devi Temple, a venerated Hindu shrine. Upon arrival check into the hotel and rest of the day is free for you to relax or to visit the local markets. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Shrine Katra by HelicopterToday proceed to Vaishnodevi Shrine – one of Indias most visited pilgrim destinations by Helicopter. The helicopter will take you from Katra and drop you at Sanjhichatt which is around 2.5 km apart from the Vaishnodevi Temple. The flight from Katra to Sanjichhat takes a total of approx. 08 minutes. This visit to the sacred Shrine, enveloped by the clouds is the beginning of a breathtaking heli-hop. The Vaishno Devi is a manifestation of the Mother Goddess Shakthi, more popularly known as Lord Shivas companion. It is believed that she merged her human form with the astral form of her creators, the three supreme energies. Arrive at Vaishnodevi Bhawan. Wash and change before Mata Darshan. After completion of the darshan return to Sanjhichatt helipad for your return journey to Katra. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Today, morning drive to Srinagar. On arrival check into your hotel and thereafter proceed for a sightseeing of Srinagar. Visit the Nishat Bagh -The garden of pleasure, Shalimar Bagh -Abode of love, The Chasme Shahi Garden, Shankaracharya Temple, The Dal Lake and enjoy the beauty of the Charchinar, Floating Gardens. In the evening go for shopping and return to the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Today, proceed for a day excursion to Gulmarg- the ‘Meadow of Flowers. Located at an elevation of approximately 2,670 m above sea level, Gulmarg remains covered with snow most of the year. This small hill station is blessed with numerous flowering valleys. Visit the beautiful Khilanmarg Valley, which is carpeted with blooming flowers. Spend the day witnessing the picturesque locales. You can also go for a Gondola ride up to Khilanmarg which is optional and will be charged extra. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Check out from the hotel and proceed to Srinagar airport/railway station for your onward journey.